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The Zone

Chang Lam | Gpo 415, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
+975 2 331 441
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Ranked #3 of 59 restaurants in Thimphu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $12
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Café, Fusion
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
362 reviews 362 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

After reading all the rave reviews from expats largely seeming bent on finding a piece of their own homes in Thimphu, I wanted to give this restaurant a poor rating. Really.... I did! But after visiting and enjoying a nice evening meal, I find I can't find fault. Indeed, the burger I had was the best I've eaten in months.... More

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washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

When traveling to one of the coolest countries in the world and feeling like you are stuck in time in a country that has no stop light and 70 percent of the people wear traditional attire you will be happy to know that you can still get AMAZING pizza. The Zone is not a huge place, but there might be... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Sometimes it's nice to get away from the Bhutanese food - not because it isn't delicious, but it is really spicy. The Zone offers just that: Western food at reasonable prices. The quality of the food is average, but it was a pleasant experience nevertheless - even though they messed our reservation up slightly.

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Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I've been coming to Thimphu for years and always take my groups here when they feel they'd like a break from Bhutanese food. it has somewhat of a dinner feel, not a huge menu but lots of western type food, burgers, pizza, friend chicken as well as some interesting and good versions of Bhutanese food. The burgers are good, not... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Loved the food. The restaurant has its own bakery and therfore the quality of the baked items are amazing. I had a club sandwich and my coleague a burger. Both were excellent including the chips. Small cosy place. there was quite a crowd but , did not feel crowded. Was very disppointed to return the next day ( Tuesday) and... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The Zone is one of the popular places among Bhutanese. They love to hang around this restaurant as they sell decent cuisine. They bake their own bread which adds to their value. Their Bhutanese and continental cuisine is pretty great as well. I didn't really like the spaghetti or the pizza but other items on the menu were great. The... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

One of the better places to eat at in Thimphu. The food was delicious. Was told that their Buffalo burger is something worth trying. I've had their sandwiches, pizzas, fried noodles and momos and have no complaints. Stay away from their milk shake which is more 'milk' than 'shake'. Not the cheapest place to eat for locals but tourists would... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Its nice and lovely cozy cafe with indoors and outside sitting option.They serve american food .We visited twice during our 3 day stay in Thimpu. You name a dish be it Pizzas,burgers,sandwiches etc all were excellent.Burgers are served with good portion of French fries. We liked much chicken burgers over Beef burgers.one dish which I would recommend and not to... More

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Siliguri, India
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellent place for breakfast. We were 12 of us at the zone. It was pedestrian day in Thimphu, a nice walk from the hotel. Met the owner on our way out. Good to know he is a north pointer... cause we are the coolest with the coolest places in town. Of course, had to meet someone from SP trying to... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We were staying at a hotel just up the road and came in on their recommendation. The coolest cafe and bar in Thimphu bar none. We were here thrice in three days. We had the pizza and beef burger and on the other two occasions, the breakfast with ham and eggs. Good cafe style food. Good drinks. Good atmosphere. You're... More

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